Iran: Suicidal Woman Finds Hope in Christ


Fariba is married to a drug addict, and they have a teenage son. They live in a small room in a machine shop, and Fariba works long hours as a housecleaner to try to make ends meet. Desperate and hopeless, Fariba decided to commit suicide because she felt her life was worthless. After she bought the pills with which she planned to kill herself, she was sitting on the bus when a woman sat next to her and handed her a book. Fariba tried to refuse the book, but the woman told her that it was a gift from God for her to know that He loves her and cares about her. Moved by the stranger's kindness, Fariba asked the woman to tell her more. After talking for a while, the woman prayed for her and encouraged her to read the book and use the contact information contained inside if she had any more questions. Fariba decided to read the book, and she found peace in God through it. Now, she hopes that God will use her to reach others like her. "I was hopeless and disheartened, and I wanted to end my life by killing myself, but God had a plan for me," she said. "He found me, He saved my life. Please pray for me that I can share the gospel with other women who need to find their identity in Christ."

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